Add together the warm Mediterranean climate, the stunning beaches, the tasty meze cuisine and the opportunity to explore history dating back thousands and years and it isn’t hard to see why Cyprus is such a popular option for a HOT Holiday in the sun.
The island is a destination that is particularly appealing during the summer months, when the average temperature can hit 30 degrees and there can be as many as twelve hours of sun.
Even in the middle of winter however, you can still expect to see temperatures that run into the mid-teens, although there is a greater chance of also encountering some rain.
Cyprus is home to a number of top class destinations where a memorable holiday experience is assured for lone travellers, couples and families alike.
One of the most popular resorts on the island is Limassol on the south west coast, which blends old and new thanks to a selection of bustling bars and restaurants that sit side-by-side with historic old buildings like the medieval castle.
It’s also home to an Archeological Museum that acts as the perfect showcase for the many treasures that have been found in the local area.
Heading inland from Limassol provides the chance to visit the famous Troodos Mountains; offering an alternative experience to the beaches as travellers head high into the largest mountain range on the island.
As well as the scenic sights, the region is home to a number of famous old churches and monasteries (some of which combine to create a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and also offers the opportunity to go skiing during the winter months.
Further archeological treasures can be found in the region around Paphos, including the sea stack regarded as the birthplace of Aphrodite, and also in the ancient seaside city of Larnaca.
Those who want to embrace the nightlife will be well served by the bars and clubs of Ayia Napa, whilst both the capital city Nicosia and Famagusta being worthy of exploration to see the way in which the island has been split between people of Greek and Turkish descent.
Nowhere is this seen more than in the area of Varosha, a district of Famagusta that was once a bustling seaside resort but which is now sealed off from the public having been abandoned during the Turkish invasion of the 1970s.
Fascinating at every turn, Cyprus offers a holiday experience that is sure to deliver.
Party, party, party
Head for the resort of Ayia Napa and you'll be able to dance until the early hours in one of the top spots in Europe for evening entertainment. There's a huge array of bars and nightclubs and you might even get treated to a set from one of the leading DJs in the business.
Fun for the family
A number of hotels on Cyprus come with waterparks on site to enhance the fun-filled experience, but there is also an impressive waterpark located near to Ayia Napa where you can spend a day tackling huge slides or relaxing on a lazy river.
Top class beaches
The beaches around Cyprus are legendary and you'll be left spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding where you want to lie back in the sun. There are plenty of Blue Flag rated options, with the clear blue waters alongside the golden sand being particularly inviting.
From small churches that overlook to the coast to the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the Tomb of the Kings, you can explore history and culture at every turn during a trip to Cyprus - offering the opportunity to see the other side to island life beyond the fun and games of some of the major resorts.
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